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'Dragon Ball Super' and Japanese barbecue chain Gyukaku offer limited-time tasty collaboration

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Popular Japanese yakiniku (barbecue) chain Gyukaku has teamed up with the "Dragon Ball" franchise to host a “Super☆Barbecue Party (Cho☆Yakiniku Kai)” campaign in conjunction with the Dece 14 release of the new "Dragon Ball Super: Broly" movie. Luckily for us, that means special limited menu items and collaborative goods to be given away. The campaign… Read

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Caffè Veloce serves up tempting winter comfort drink based on hot sweet sake

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Japanese cafe chain Caffè Veloce is offering a unique hot beverage made with an unexpected ingredient — a sweet sake drink known as amazake. The drink, which they’ve called the “White Amazake Latte“, combines a popular brand of amazake (literally, sweet sake) with milk, making it a perfect winter drink. Amazake is a… Read

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Believe it or not, Tokyo grows coffee beans, and here’s where you can try a cup

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Japan may have such a traditional appreciation for tea that it developed an entire ceremony around the beverage, but in the modern era the country loves coffee just as much. A key difference, though, is that while Japan’s favorite teas are domestically grown, it gets most of its coffee from abroad. We… Read

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Great balls of octopus and rice! It’s the Takoyaki Onigiri

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Takoyaki is considered the signature food of Osaka, even though its citizenry doesn’t really eat it all that often. Still, these savory balls of batter, with a delectable morsel of octopus inside and flavorful sauces and toppings outside, are loved by all. Onigiri, on the other hand, is a Japanese meal-like… Read

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Yakisoba company teams up with shampoo brand, launches new flavor that boosts hair growth

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Popular instant Japanese yakisoba brand Peyoung has been around for the longest time, occasionally offering refreshing flavors like coriander fried noodles or odd ones like yakisoba-flavored yakisoba. Peyoung will be offering a brand new flavor very soon, collaborating with men’s hair shampoo Scalp D in an unlikely partnership that will supposedly fill tummies and reverse hair… Read

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Wizarding World Cafe: First ever official 'Harry Potter' and 'Fantastic Beasts' cafe opens in Japan

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Two years after "Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them" appeared in cinemas, audiences around the world now get to enjoy the second instalment in the "Harry Potter" prequel series, with "Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald" now playing on screens. To commemorate the occasion, the world’s first two "Harry Potter" and "Fantastic Beasts" themed cafes have been unveiled,… Read

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Curry rice king Coco Ichi removes 80% of rice, replaces it with something else in new dish

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Coco Ichi, also known as Coco Ichibanya, is Japan’s most popular chain of curry restaurants, and with good reason. Delicious and inexpensive, Coco Ichi’s curry rice has been the culinary savior of people with empty stomachs and almost empty wallets for decades. But while just about everyone loves Coco Ichi’s curry, some… Read

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Pig out? Asia gets a taste of climate-friendly 'pork'

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It's Friday afternoon at the Venetian Macao hotel's Portofino restaurant, and on the terrace a handful of chefs in white uniforms are preparing the casino hub's famous pork chop bun for waiting guests. But today, the bun has a difference. As guests dive in, they're biting not into pork but… Read

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Fast food sukiyaki: One of the greatest things about autumn/winter in Japan

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We’re psyched that November is here. Part of that is because Japan’s fall leaves are about to reach their peak beauty, but the more important reason is because of two new delicious but cheap sukiyaki options. Sukiyaki is usually an expensive meal choice in Japan. To start with you need beef, which… Read

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9,000 sesame seeds ice cream and so much more at Gomaya Kuki

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The Kuki Sangyo Sesame Corporation opened doors to a modern (yet, somewhat traditional in its ambiance) goma (sesame) ice cream cafe, Gomaya Kuki, in Harajuku back in February 2018. Since then, the lovely spot has gained much attention and popularity for its creamy and rich sesame ice cream, a wide variety of… Read

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